October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Vartanian Earns Recognition

Mackinaw City Chamber Guest of Honor

Standing before a packed room of former co-workers, bosses, and village officials, Dennis Vartanian of Mackinaw City recalled his 34-year-long career as a manager for Audie's Restaurant during the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Wedn More...

Drugs Collected for Safe Disposal

Les Cheneaux Neighborhood Watch

The Clark Township Neighborhood Watch is teaming up with Arfstrom Pharmacy in Cedarville to collect and properly dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. More...

‘Dig Pink’ Game Raises $3,000

The Engadine Eagles varsity and junior varsity volleyball team wearing pink and black uniforms for the Dig Pink Breast Cancer fundraiser Thursday, October 8. More...

Local Snowmobile Clubs Preparing for Season

Volunteers Tackle Projects Before the Snow Flies...

Snowmobile clubs in the county are gearing up to ready trails for eager snowmobilers in the upcoming months. More...

News

Mackinac County Commission Considers Broadband Initiative

A proposal to develop a broadband network in the Eastern Upper Peninsula found approval from Mackinac County commissioners Thursday, October 9.  More...

Library Installs New Display Case

The Les Cheneaux Community Library installed a new art display case and frame hanging system July 27. More...

Great Waters Campaign Earns Award

Great Waters, a program developed in the Eastern Upper Peninsula to promote regional cooperation for economic development and a tourism campaign, has earned the 2009 Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award, the magazine announced September 23.  More...

Sports

Engadine Sweeps Newberry During Dig Pink Cancer Awareness Volleyball

The Engadine Eagles green and gold colors were exchanged for pink and black for the second annual Dig Pink volleyball match with the Newberry Indians Thursday, October 8. The goal is to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.   More...

Bulldogs Qualify for Playoffs With Win Over Modeltowners

The Rudyard Bulldogs qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs with a 42-27 non-conference win over the Gwinn Modeltowners during a road game Friday, October 9. More...

Greg LaTour, 1974 Top Athlete, Selected to LHS Hall of Fame

Greg LaTour, a 1974 graduate of LaSalle High School (LHS) and the 1973-74 Male Athlete of the Year, will be inducted into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, October 17, at 6 p.m.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Ill-advised Split Rejoined

As she approaches her last year as governor, cheers to Jennifer Granholm for finally delivering on a vow she made when she ran for the office in 2002 – to re-integrate the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Department of Environmental Q More...

St. Ignace

The past week has been windy, rainy, and cool.   Sally and Walter North of St. Ignace are doing well. I had a short visit with Sally, mentioning when Walt was a Big Brother in the late 1970s to Jim McMillan. They still keep in touch. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. As I'm writing this column Monday, October 12, the snow is falling.   The Friends of the Engadine Library group will meet Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Engadine Library. More...

Island Horses Head for Winter’s Rest

Leading a team of four horses tied together is normal for this time of year, said Mark “Beau” Bielinski (left) of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. More...

Fallen Soldier Was Fulfilling Lifelong Goal

Hundreds Gather To Escort Sgt. Griffin

The local soldier who lost his life in an enemy attack in Afghanistan last week was fulfilling his lifelong goal of serving in the U.S. military, his family members say. More...

Historic District Proposal Postponed

Move Would Give Mackinac Island Option To Protect Its Old Buildings

By adopting a Historic District ordinance, Mackinac Island would have the option of creating local historic districts. Without the ordinance, the city loses the choice, something property owners in Hubbard's Annex do not want to happen. More...

St. Ignace School To Add Bus Garage

Ronn Farr Fills Vacant Board Seat

Ronn Farr was appointed to the St. Ignace school board at a special meeting Monday, October 12, filling the seat vacated by Kathy Campbell, who resigned at the board's September 14 meeting.   More...

Mackinaw City’s Bootz Takes Top Island School Post

Michael Bootz, the newly hired interim superintendent at Mackinac Island Public School, will hold the post for about 12 weeks. That is his agreement with the school board. More...

Social

Wedding

Blair, Huskey

Diane Blair and Troy Huskey of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the historic Gros Cap Church in Moran Township with St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin officiating. More...

Rodman Receives Flying Eagle Award for Public Relations

At right: Frank Rodman (second from left) of the Floriano- Stecker American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville received the Andy Gomolak Flying Eagle Award for best post public relations officer. Mr. More...

Births

Brady Hardy   Ken and Vanessa Hardy of Mackinac Island announce the birth of a son, Brady William Hardy, born Friday, September 11, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and measured 20.5 inches in length.   More...

Obituaries

Jutta Letts

Jutta (nee Schwarzinger) Letts, 80, of Bloomfield Hills, liked to say that she had had two lives, separated by a war. More...

Arthur Adam

Arthur Gordon Adam, 87, of Pickford, died Friday, October 9, 2009, in Merrillville, Indiana.   He was born January 5, 1922, in Marlette, Tuscola County, to Bruce Cody and Helen M. (nee Stitt) Adam.   More...

Joseph Sayles

Joseph J. Sayles, 72, of East Lansing, formerly of St. Ignace, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital after suffering a heart attack.   He was born in St. More...


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